birthday extravaganza!

July 19 - 21, 2020 · 4 days, 3 nights

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Directions to Park

Happy birthday, Chloe! 

I'm super excited for your birthday backpacking adventure! I designed a route that takes you, Derick, Jared, and CC through some of the most secluded and spectacular parts of Lassen Volcanic NP. Click through each day on the left to explore your itinerary below! 

Some things to consider:

⛰️ High altitude hiking. Lassen Volcanic NP sits at 10,457 feet so you might feel a slight headache or a loss of appetite as your body adjusts to the elevation. Be sure to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and try not to over exert yourself early on. Read more here.

❄️Wet crossings. Park rangers say the snowpack is melting fast so there might be some downed trees and stream crossings along your trek. Pack waterproof hiking boots, fast-drying, and hiking poles just in case.

🔥Campfires. They're only allowed in fire rings at developed campgrounds  (unfortunately not in the backcountry). 

🌋Bumpass Hell, one of Lassen's most famous landmarks, remains closed to the public due to snow coverage. I'll still keep an eye on its reopening status, but I wouldn't count on dropping by.

😷Covid-19 safety. Visitor centers, ranger stations, restrooms, and other services remain closed. Be sure to pack out what you pack in (i.e. toilet paper, food wrappers) and remember to recreate responsibly. You're going to have an amazing time!

Happy camping 🏕️

Yvonne from Bewilder

This itinerary is best viewed on desktop. Each reservation comes with a personalized PDF for offline mobile access.

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Rainy and overcast

High - 65°

Low - 42°

Cloudy skies

High - 70°

Low - 56°


High - 75°

Low - 35°


High - 70°

Low - 56°

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Summit Lake >> Rainbow Lake 

- 5.5 miles

- 656 feet elevation gain

Rainbow Lake >> Cinder Cone >>  Snag Lake

- 10.7 miles

- 1,171 feet elevation gain

Snag Lake >> Jupiter Lake

- 5.3 miles

- 1,063 feet elevation gain

Jupiter Lake >> Summit Lake Trailhead

- 11.67 miles

 - 1,224 feet elevation gain


Toilet paper


Water filter

Sleeping bag




Lightweight, easily compressible, and comfortable.

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Quickly filters water, lightweight, and removes sediment.

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Lightweight and easy to pack.



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